Story of Utvandra

Regardless of where we are from, most of us turn to nature when seeking peace and balance in our lives. It is a basic human need. So what if we could use nature as a platform to get to know eachother better? What if we went out in nature together – those of us who grew up here and those who just arrived?

To remove the barrier of getting out. To learn how to appreciate this new environment. To look beyond language and clour of skin. To take time to see the person within and share our life stories.

This is UTVANDRA – an initiative to make society a little bit more human and make the outdoors a little bit more accessible. For everybody. 

Regardless of where we are from, most of us turn to nature when seeking peace and balance in our lives. It is a basic human need. So what if we could use nature as a platform to get to know eachother better? What if we went out in nature together – those of us who grew up here and those who just arrived?

To remove the barrier of getting out. To learn how to appreciate this new environment. To look beyond language and clour of skin. To take time to see the person within and share our life stories.

This is UTVANDRA – an initiative to make society a little bit more human and make the outdoors a little bit more accessible. For everybody. 

ADVENTURES

During 2019 three UTVANDRA adventures have taken place in the High Coast of Sweden thanks to support from Naturkompaniet and Världsklass Örnsköldsvik. The mission has been to close the mental gap between people who just arrive and those who grew up here.

ADVENTURES

During 2019 three UTVANDRA adventures have taken place in the High Coast of Sweden thanks to support from Naturkompaniet and Världsklass Örnsköldsvik. The mission has been to close the mental gap between people who just arrive and those who grew up here.

HIKE

Together with 50 students by the age of 15-20 we set out into the Skuleskogen National Park for a day filled with adventures.

KAYAKiNG

Our second gathering of students in Örnsköldsvik and a full day on water with kayaks by the majestic Mount Skuleberget. Most of the 30 people who participated have never been out in a kayak before but with the help of one another we managed to get the hold of it and soon we were out. Back at the camp we cooked together before we decided to go out again. 

FISHING

we organized a fun day by Gide Älvdal with focus on families and people living in this beautiful area in the northern part of the High Coast. Fishing, shared cooking by the fire and plenty of smiles as we learned from eachothers cultures. 

HIKE

HÖGAKUSTEN

Together with 50 students by the age of 15-20 we set out into the Skuleskogen National Park for a day filled with adventures.

KAYAKING

HÖGAKUSTEN

Our second gathering of students in Örnsköldsvik and a full day on water with kayaks by the majestic Mount Skuleberget. Most of the 30 people who participated have never been out in a kayak before but with the help of one another we managed to get the hold of it and soon we were out. Back at the camp we cooked together before we decided to go out again. 

FISHING

HÖGAKUSTEN

we organized a fun day by Gide Älvdal with focus on families and people living in this beautiful area in the northern part of the High Coast. Fishing, shared cooking by the fire and plenty of smiles as we learned from eachothers cultures. 

WHY UTVANDRA?

  • We want to be an active part in connecting people who grew up here with those who just arrived. To help share stories and see the person within. 
  • We want to challenge the stereptypical view on outdoor life and demonstrate that nature is open for everbody – no matter background and culture. Our pictures are free ut use by anyone who share our values. 
  • We hope to inspire other regions in Sweden and Internationally to use nature as a platform to make society more human. 
  • ARRANGE UTVANDRA

    UTVANDRA has been an enormous success in the High Coast and now we are looking for more places where UTVANDRA could be arranged. If you like to arrange an UTVANDRA adventure – please contact us on info@friluftsbyn.se

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